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for syria. china cannot recently with a four-point plan. did you take this seriously? if so, could this be part of the new normal, china looking at a crisis the west is unable to solve far from its shores and saying, we have a position to take and could play a role on this? >> on to the back row. thank you for your brevity, folks. >> early in the discussion, you had asked about the dispute for the islands. your response was the chinese response was part of a long-term plan. in recent years, we have seen china make tremendous efforts certainly in the western hemisphere and africa to build an infrastructure to gain access of raw materials. at the same time, we have also seen them a tremendous efforts to build military to military relations. my question for the panel is, is that military dimension just an effort to protect economic interests or is it some part of a long-term plan to help lay the foundations for their assent to the position as a global power? >> one last gentleman and what neil diamond would call the tree people, hot august night. this gentleman. run the microphone to
have their only naval base outside the former soviet union in syria. ladies and gentlemen, the russians are a very big part of this problem. i would not assume that the united states is the main issue here. if the russians and the chinese play ball on this, this could've been resolved a long time ago. but my sense is pessimistic. my sense, it's probably too late to put humpty dumpty of syria back together again. it has festered too long. all of this time that something could have been done, pretty much nothing was done except to make the situation worse. all of the talk in the united nations, and elsewhere, and the talk of a cease-fire, these are not solutions. this is talk. it's too late. it's too unclear. it's too fractious. how many in this room could name the opposition? how many in this room have a clear view of who the opposition is? or will be? on a danger to the united states, to the gcc and others? do we know this? are we going to hand weapons to them? i remember a reporter from "the wall street journal" asking me as the revolution was going on in libya, whose the opposition, d
envoy warned that syria risks becoming a failed state like somalia. in syria, self activists said more than 100 people were killed across the country, including the brother of syria's parliament speaker. >> for months, the syrian president's army has been hunting down opposition activists. rebels have been attacked with bombs and grenades. this internet footage is thought to show a city not far from homs ,. seven people were reported killed in this attack alone. russia's foreign minister met with jordan's foreign minister. he also held private talks with the former syrian prime minister. the former assad ally defected to the opposition in august. he faces tough questions about why russia continues to supply assad with weapons. >> we are only honoring contracts that were agreed some time ago. the supplies have nothing to do with the current conflict. they are merely supposed to help syria provide for its own defense. that includes defending itself against air attacks. >> that sort of rhetoric rings hollow to many in syria. for them, the deaths of friends and family have become a daily r
from abroad. >>> israeli military officials say they fired what they called a warning shot into syria. they say they responded after a stray shell landed in the israeli occupied golan heights. a defense official said a shell fired from syria landed near a military post, and the officials say they realize it was a mistake. still, they returned fire with an anti-tank missile. this is the first time israeli units have fired on syria since the 1973 middle east war. they've tried to stay out of the fighting there, but gunfire hit a military vehicle earlier in month. israeli officials say they filed aa complaint with the united nations, which monitors the cease-fire between the two countries. prime minister benjamin netanyahu told his cabinet that the country is prepared for any contingency. israel captured part of the gol aan heights from syria in the 1967 middle east war. the two sides later agreed to a treaty to establish a demilitarized zone. >>> many investors are wondering where the japanese economy is head headed. we have more from the business de desk. what are investors looking at
to universities. they focus on the violence and syria and the challenges each jet phases going forward. this is about an hour. >> good morning. i am bill clifford, president and ceo of world boston. as we head into the ultimate panel, assessing the aftermath of the arabs bring, please allow me to think todd culpeper, president and ceo of the world affairs council of america, his crack staff, national council chair, lori murray, and our many sponsors for this significantly stimulating conference thus far. [applause] like america, i am awash in debt it is time to make good on those obligations to each year on the panel, who i'm honored to present. i have had the pleasure of hearing at dozens of universities in the boston area. i am telling you a way overdue invitation to our counsel downtown. the professor is a senior fellow at the sovran center at brookings institution, a distinguished former adviser to my current adviser to many government agencies, u.s. leaders, and diplomats, and a prolific and best-selling author let me quote from the top of his website at the university of maryland
.s. officials say they can soon deploy patriot missiles to turkey's side of the bodier with syria. it is all good everywhere. we will be right become. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. to support cell health. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule. >>shepard: the united states and soon deploy patriot missiles to turkey's border with syria. they could send the missiles to protect turkey from possible attacks. but the officials claim the u.s. is not ready to send any military equipment inside syria. the british prime minister is calling for the united states to join him in opening direct talks with syrian rebel fighters. jonathan hunt i
investigating for months. >>> an american journalist believed to be held hostage in syria, his parents making an emotional plea for his release. >>> the new coach of the l.a. lakers, and it's not the guy everyone's been talking about. can you believe it? it's not phil jackson. we're going to tell you who it was. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "early start." it's 28 minutes after the hour. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm alison kosik. john berman and zoraida sambolin are off today. it is 28 minutes past the hour. we're learning more this morning about the dramatic yawn fall of cia director david petraeus after an affair with his biographer. it's triggered new questions about an fbi investigation and demands from lawmakers concerned about a possible breach of national security. cnn's barbara star is following developments for us. she's live at the pentagon. barbara, good morning. talk to us about the timing of this investigation. >> well, good morning, alison. apparently it all started several months ago when the fbi began investigating a complaint about harassing e-mails a woman was receiv
. thank you so much. let's take a quick break. when we come back the latest on the civil war in syria including a report from one city at the center of the conflict. later, would be millionaires line up for a chance at tonight's historic powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. cool, you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> raging floodwaters in england have left nearly 1,000 families homeless. rescuers going door-to-door found the body of a woman inside her flooded home in north wales on tuesday
of him and the d.c. flag. >>> coming up on news4 at 6:00, israel fires into syria, but this may just be a warning shot. the man behind the voice of elmo is accused of having a relationship with an underage kid. now he comes clean about what really happened. >>> a massive explosion came without warning obliterating homes and killing two people. >>> and the redskins quarterback with a tribute to america's heroes. >>> israel says it has exchanged gunfire with syria for the first time since the syrian uprising began two years ago. the israeli military says mortar shells from a syrian armored vehicle fell in the golden heights area today. the military said they returned fire and scored a direct hit on the vehicle. israel says it believes the shells were spillover from a border fight between syrian government forces and rebel fighters. government officials say they will continue to respond if syrian gunfire comes too close to its borders. >>> it's been three months now since an american free lance journalist went missing in syria. austin's parents are in lebanon hoping to learn more about
and syria. the imposition of the current set of sanctions wouldn't have been possible without such a deal last november but if the sanctions led to iran losing up to or a little more than half of its oil exports, with saudi arabia be willing to step in and make those exports and i think with a caveat that we probably can't make up all of iran's exports whether it be a mechanism to totally shut them down because that would take the saudi production right up and leave no spare capacity which tends to be a driver for the higher oil prices. so, as the sanctions have come about, we had some bumps in the oil market particularly in the spring in anticipation, but as they've been implemented i think we have at least a stabilization from where the prices are the lower rates won't and we are going to see what of the sanctions have an influence on the decision making will. to meet the bottom line is is iran really seriously willing to talk about giving of its nuclear weapons program i don't see there is a big problem in resolving the whole issue. if they want to prevaricate and have a situation wher
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and syria and said that they must do something now. he wants balk's help to assist the people of syria to save them from the slaughter he said is going on there, to put more pressure on the assad regime and to help the rebels. lynn? >> now the work begins. michelle, thanks so much. affirmative action. smoking marijuana for pleasure and defining marriage. how did the states vote? >>> plus president obama's vision for america over the next four years and beyond in his own words. >>> a big storm exiting the east coast is going to affect travel all the way across the country. also, a new storm in the northern rockies. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas! no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy most. [ woman in pet store ] it's as easy as... [ all ] one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. ap
are infiltrating the country from several orders and coming to fight and for jihad against the regime in syria -- infiltrating the country from several borders. it's not easy to control the rebellion on the ground. >> what about the countries we have known in the past that have supported rebel groups? how much control can they exert? how much pressure will come on them? >> there's room for some pressure, but it is not absolute control of these countries, because they belong to small extremist groups coming from different countries and, for jihad, like one group accused of committing the video that we have seen. so there are several groups coming from different places. we cannot ask saudi arabia or qater to be in control of these groups. but there are some efforts exerted in order to put some order. one of them is to unify the opposition under one leadership. >> the chief spokesman for the u.n. human rights commission has said that it's seems this incident is very likely to be a war crime. joining me from geneva is our correspondent. >> i have just been at a briefing where he said that. in resp
with the worsening situation in syria. agency says the humanitarian situation is getting worse despite the scope of the operation increasing. meanwhile syrian president is vowing never to flee the country. he says he will die in syria if he has to. now he doesn't think the west will get involved in the bloody 19 month old conflict but he warns against foreign military intervention. >> the praise of this invasion if it happened is going to be world war because if you have problem in syria and casualty in the region. it will have domino effect that will effect the world from the atlantic to the pacific. >>reporter: his comments came after british prime minister cameron said that he pushed president obama to make syria a higher priority and possibly lift arms embargo in order to boost the rebel forces. >>> back at home. passage of proposition 36 this week signal a new cost conscious view of crime and punishment in the state revising california 3 strike law means that thousands of prison inmates could soon be back out on the street. tonight with the help of california watch part of the center f
of the drivers, although not an age when but one that is critical has been weapons coming into syria, including from russia. even this week the turks forced a plane to land. it was crossing in their airspace. allegedly carrying weapons for assad's government. how has the president we set with russia increased american influence in moscow? so that one would think the president could convince the russians to act differently. and then i would ask you, dov, to respond or to explain how governor romney in his approach to america's leadership in the world plate carefully so that america might have more influence in stopping the killing in syria? >> so, the reset with russia was simply taking a very clear guide approach and recognizing that you're going to have inches that you can cooperate on an interests were you see things very different way. in areas like arms control, reducing the nuclear danger, nuclear proliferation and, of course, want to cooperate with russia. in areas where the agreed to allow supplies to come through russian territory to support our troops in afghanistan, of course want to
it makes the argument it wants to be made gee aren't we victims when they're not. syria which you have been writing about with increasing accuracy, saying we must do something. have we forgotten about syria as the battle between israel and hamas has grown? >> you hit the nail on the head, eliot. in the final analysis, that's exactly what iran wants. iran hopes to benefit from this crisis and that's exactly what it wants. attention taken off of syria. and having the arab world come to the rescue of its proxy puppet hamas. >> eliot: ambassador marc ginsburg, thanks for coming on the show, sharing your insights even if it is a mess. >> sure. >> eliot: the election means a new day and a new deal on the fiscal cliff. robert reich joins us coming up ahead. the first 1,000 days of human life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bodies. that's why "current" has partnered with "1,000 days" to help spread the word & combat a problem that ultimately effects all of us. to see how you can help go to current dot com. brought to you
officials are targeted in a new onslaught of attacks in syria. gambling expansion passed in maryland, so when are all those new jobs coming to prince george's county? a couple of states made history legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use. it could set up a big governmen >>> the president of syria survived an attack on his palace today. it hit nearby homes instead. three people died and seven others were hurt. syrian media called it a terrorist attack. they said it was retaliation for syrian violence. syrian tv also reports a judge died today when a bomb exploded in his car. >>> wall street had its worst day of 2012, tumbling more than 300 points today. the dow fell below 13,000 for the first time since september. the nasdaq and the s&p also suffered big losses. the sell-off was triggered by worries over the looming fiscal cliff here at home. there are also new concerns about europe's struggling economy. >>> it is not just americans who are excited, or upset about the election results yesterday. millions of people in other countries held watch parties as the results came in
, ron and syria along with egypt in that, if you will, axes with in the least. syria itself, the implications for it as a result of what we are witnessing and the obvious victory for iran in brokering this deal along with more see, whether he is the ultimate act or whether he is, if you will, acting in the interest of others >> this war in the region is really a proxy war between iran and israel. this is really extending to hezbollah and moss. these rockets that were fired iranian rockets supplied by a iranians. lou: most of them by israel. >> absolutely. but these were -- derived from the power. there is no doubt about that. >> in the bunker, these are good days. these are good days. no one came to the rescue. indeed, the talks in egypt in the tumult of the war between israel and the moss. no doubt about it. lou: thank you for being here. >> thank you. lou: next russia's leading newspaper on president obama and those who voted for him not flattering. noted obama backer seemingly working hard to prove the point. that is next. it up tomorrow, abc news white house corresponden
, the pentagon. >> overseas for the first time since1973 the middle east war, israel has fired on syria. on sunday a mortar round from syria landed. there were no injuries. israel fired a warning shot in retaliation. israel officials acknowledge the mortar was not aimed at israel and a bye product of the syrian civil war. when we come back, explosion investigation. a massive blast in indianapolis killed two people and damages dozens of homes. this is the morning news. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans
years. you've had dramatic circumstances in egypt and libya and tunisia. they're working on syria. you could point to examples in borrow ran, for example, that's not moving as fast. part of the obama philosophy is very -- which is very interesting is trying to find what is possible in this area that does not get america caught in the trap of unnecessary war, repetition of quagmire. you have two examples of egypt and libya which are most striking. people on the streets clear my opposition to the dictator there. there are plenty of examples, for example, bush in tan man square. -- ton man square. -- tiananmen square. there's lots of examples where we tell folks -- bush sr. and iraq telling saddam if you want to crack down the shia, so be it . and because of that factor, that's one of the key factors that got them pushed out. libya was a different story where you have the possibility of a massacre occurring and obama said i would like to stop that from happening, very much so. but if i can't get a true blue international coalition through the u.n., then i might not do it. >> how about a t
military action may be seriously contemplated and he has referred to nuclear iran and syria, russia, as a big adversaries and then there is the other romney that we saw in the presidential debate and this romney was a romney that was much more moderate, realistic, and a presidential candidate who used the word peace so many times and much more than president obama. so we will know until he takes office who will not true romney in terms of foreign policy. >> all right. thanks very much, professor. yota has been standing by and let's bring him back into the conversation. the polls throughout the campaign pointed toward a closer contest than the one four years ago. how do you think the dynamic has changed? >> i think the dynamic has changed a tremendously compared to 2008 and all because of the economy, number two because of obama's inability to energize the independents, because of diminishing charisma and, three, obama's substandard performance at the first debate that gave romney momentum. when an incumbent is running for re-election it is between him, a chance to turn the page. his
consequences. where and what should the world do? >> well, we've waited a long time in syria. and i sincerely hope that now that the election is over the administration is going to act more forcefully. >> what should they be doing? >> first of all, we wasted 18 months in the u.n. trying to get the russians to go along with assad's overthrow. they were never going to do it. >> so we spent a lot of energy doing that and the u.n. should have taken another route? >> at a certain point it was a mistake. pull together the regional powers turkey saudi arabia others. get the opposition together. try to get a program, framework for a future syria that can include all syrians. what happens when the situation turns th as ss as violent as it has on the ground and brutality, it tends to empower the worst elements in the opposition. that's why you're seeing a violent opposition. that's why you're seeing al qaeda mixed in. and so you have to get ahold of this very quickly. i think you can see that we are at risk of a regional conflict out of syria, not just one that is confined to s
troops serving in iraq. >>> israeli forces fired warning shots into syria, after fighting between syrian rebels fell on an army post in the golden heights. >>> central venice is under water because of heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds. high tide has reached its sixth-highest level since recordkeeping began. >>> the blue gingham dress has sold for $480,000 at auction. >>> and a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to re-create scenes from the best-selling erotic novel, "fifty shades of grey." she cites his, quote, boring attitude towards sex, as ed of unreasonable behavior, which is one of five grounds for divorce in the united kingdom. >>> now, your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. a chicago tv station reports that if jesse jackson jr. makes a plea deal with the feds, he would likely mean an agreement from politics. jackson is accused of misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington, d.c. home. >>> karen hughes, the former senior adviser to president george w. bush had scathing comments in a politico of op-ed. if another rep
the world do >> we wait ad long time in syria. i hope now that the election is over the administration is going to act more forcefully. >> doing what? >> we wasted 18 months in the u.n. trying to get the russians to go along with assad's overthrow, they were never going to do it. >> don't spend energy on that taken another route. >> at a certain point it was a mistake. the regional powers turkey, saudi arabia, others get the opposition together, try to get a program, a framework for a future syria that can include all syrians because what happens when the situation turns this violent as it has on the ground with assad and his brutality, it tends to empower the worst elements in the opposition. that's why you're seeing a violent opposition, that's why you're seeing al qaeda mixed in, and so you have to get a hold of this very quickly because you can see we're at risk of a regional conflict out of syria not just one that is confined to syria. >> there's also the benghazi investigation. have we all been too quick to criticize this because we don't know the facts or are the obvious lessons
at arlington national s cemetery. >>> israeli forces have fired warning shots into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> 70% of central venice is under water because of heavy rain. high tide there has reached its sixth highest level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the now faded blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $480,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from the best-selling erotic novel "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude towards sex" as evidence of unreasonable behavior, which is one of five grnds for divorce in the united kingdom. >>> the "l.a. times" reports that prescription drug overdoses now outnumber deaths caused by heroin and cocaine combined. according to the cdc, nearly three out of four prescription overdoses are caused by narcotic based painkillers, and led to over 15,000 deaths each year. drugs such as oxycontin are among the most commonly prescribe
into syria after a stray shell from fighting between syrian troops and rebels fell on an israeli army post in the golden heights. >>> some parts of central venice is under water because of heavy rain and storms whipped up by strong storms. they have reached high tide level since recordkeeping began 150 years ago. >>> the blue dress worn by judy garland in "the wizard of oz" has sold for $485,000 at auction. >>> a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to recreate scenes from "fifty shades of grey." in legal papers, she cites his "boring attitude about sex" as the behavior. >>> prescription drug overdoses now outnumber deaths from cocaine and heroin combined. three out of four overdoses are caused by narcotic based painkillers. drugs such as oxycontin are among the most with among 300 million prescriptions each year. >>> some investors are worried last week's post-election selloff could gather steam. after its worst weekly percentage drop, the s&p is now less than four points from correction temporary. this week, we'll get new numbers on retail sales for october and two key
. police continue to investigate. >>> several anti-government groups in syria are teaming up to form a new coalition tonight. this as fighting continued today all across that country. the move comes after intense international pressure to form a more united front to fight president bashar al assad's regime. the new coalition has elected a president, vice presidents and a security general. leaders are hoping this move will help draw in more international support as well as resources. >>> a nato service member killed today in an insider attack in afghanistan. afghan officials say an attacker wearing an afghan army uniform shot and killed a member of the u.s.-led coalition forces. the soldier's identity and nationality have not been disclosed. at least 57 soldiers have been killed in so-called insider attacks this year. nato is preparing to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014. >>> a major snowstorm slamming canada. residents digging out after several feet of snow, and more could be on the way. a lot nicer in our area. sunny and warm today, but it is i we -- is winter weather on the
. moss. there's a civil war in syria. should the united states be doing more to help the opposition to the syria government? >> no, i'm the peace and prosperity candidate, and peace is peace on earth, not just in the lower 50 or 48, and i am opposed to war because it creates more problems than it solves, and things can be settled peacefully. there's one example going back to the nuclear menace that the f-35 represents. if i'm elected, i would create a new federal department by merging two existing ones, namely, it would be called the department of social and national security. social being the partners, and then that's fully funded. the rest goes to the national security. i'm not afraid of attacks us. >> moderator: mr. sanders, syria? sanders: i not only voted against the war in iraq, but the ethics voted against the gulf war, and after two wars, 6,000 soldiers, costs us over $3 trillion added to our national debt. no, i do not think that we should be involved in the caring of syria. assad killed tens of thousands of his own people. it's appropriate that we arm the rebels, but do it
this period? and related to this, as we all know, there is a war -- a civil war happening in syria. iran is a wrote ally of the assad regime. how is that affecting iran yeas security calculations? -- iran's security calculations? are they going to insert that into the p-5 plus one dialogue? how will you answer the questions? >> of course the middle east has stranged. the syrian war and now this confrontation between israel and hamas that somehow brought us back to the middle east that we used to know, the israelis and the arabs going at it and egypt. but right before that iran saw its for turns decline. its popularity in the arab streets declined because of the arab spring, and then the syrian situation has introduced some very, very important elements, almost sectarian element that declined -- that eroded iranian influence in the region and the projection of the iranian power hit a brick wall with that. so all of this of course closed into the mix of what iran is thinking. and this is one of the reasons this is a good time to start negotiating with iran. as its reach in the middle east
its ability to be a kind of problem region. i think syria has been of a bigot, a sobering reality check for the turks -- has been a big, sobering reality check for the turks. i do not see a huge gap because they are now home to -- they would like to see a more activist eu policy to relieve the burden on themselves. i do not think we have any huge differences over the long term outcomes in syria. >> yes. the gentlemen. -- gentleman. >> i have some questions about iran and nuclear policy. in the last press conference by president obama -- a something in this press conference which i thought was different from the past. all along in recent months he has been talking about a nuclear bomb or nuclear weapon, specifically mentioning that a something iran cannot get. in a press conference, he went beyond that and said nuclear capability. i wonder if this is the same position, or is this something new, changing course? the second thing is -- for the entire panel, ellen laipson, too. the red lines, basically encouraged by the israelis, those have been gone for some time. now there is someth
. >>> a cease-fire takes hold between israel and hamas, but further to the north in syria, more chaos and carnage. a hospital in aleppo was apparently the target of a government air strike overnight. rebel forces say the blast killed at least 15 people. earlier this year the maternity ward at the hospital was badly damaged by an artillery shell. a total of 45 people have been killed across syria today alone. >>> puerto rican boxer hector macho camacho has been decred brain dead. doctors said tests were ongoing, but that has brain activity was irregular and intermittent. the 50-year-old was shot in the face while sitting in a car outside a bar tuesday night in puerto rico. the friend he was with was shot and killed. he fought policy professionally for more than 25 years. he took down legends, including sugar ray leonard and held several titles. in china a 10-year-old boy is rescued after falling into icy mud near a lake while on his way to school. take a look at the video. the third grader was stuck up to his waist and unable to move shivering and crying when firefighters got to him. i
york city area later on this week. >>> for the first time since the uprising started in syria, israel has been drawn into the fighting. israel fired warning shots across the border after a stray mortar from syria hit a military post in the golan heights. the military says no damage or injuries were reported inside israel but israeli official are threatening tougher retaliation for attacks continue. >>> how some people are pitching in to help victims of the superstorm recover by donating their vacation days. let's check in with tucker when we come back. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, northrop grumman. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> welcome back. because of veterans day or the rhett rains day holiday, metrorail is on a saturday schedule today. off-peak fares are in effect. t
. >>> israel million take officials say they fired warning shots at syria sunday. a stray shell from fighting it syrian troops and antigovernment rebels hit an area occupied by syria since 1973. >>> lawyers for chicago area congressman jesse jackson, jr. are now working on a plea deal with the just department. jackson won reelection last week but has been on leave since june for treatment of bipolar depression. he's been accused of misusing tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. >>> it's 5:10. according to greek myths, humans have been trying to fly -- [indiscernible] some engineering students are closer to making human flight a reality. that's coming up at 5:56. >>> at 5:34, a woman in our area has given birth to a healthy said of quadruplets. >>> next at 5:15, howard says enjoy today. he has a cooler forecast in his seven-day. we'll be back. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. a holiday for a lot of you. it's a day that you'll be able to go out and enjoy whatever you like to do. rake leaves, jog, have coffee outdoors. >> one last warm day before reality setting back n. our
like a straightforward issue in terms of intervening on syria, you only have five permanent members of the security council. and they cannot agree on something like this. you know, what has happened, obviously i think in the past couple decades, there's been an information revolution that has led to expectations that you articulated. in the gaza, it is live, in damascus, it is live. we have expectations for action. when we observe things like that, they are not seen it, there were not noted here our expectations are former limited. today, the public is globally connected and has certain expectations. and yet international institutions have not evolved in a powerful way. we still of the same institutions that have a political order since 2002. nobody can figure out how to do it. host: what is your relationship with benjamin netanyahu? guest: i do not have one. host: what about what is going on and syria, supplely into this current conflict? guest: it does. it does in two ways. in one way, it pushed syria off the front pages in the arab world. anytime you have a flare up on palestine,
declaration today from the man leading a gruesome assault against his own people in syria. lisa sylvester's monitoring that and some of the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. so what's the latest? >> wolf, syria's president bashar al assad is insisting he will "live and die in syria" his country offers him safe passage for ending the civil war. the conflict is so bad that the head of the international red cross today said it is unable to cope with the deteriorating humanitarian situation. opposition forces say at least 64 people died today alone. and cnn called the presidential election late tuesday night and yet florida still isn't red or blue. election officials in miami-dade county finished counting absentee ballots today and have 2,800 provisional ballots left to process. the election supervisor says they should be done counting by tomorrow afternoon with 97% of the state's vote in president obama leads by 47,000 votes. could puerto rico become the 51st state? residents voted on the island's status as a commonwealth tuesday. and for the first time a majority said the
. but first, with the other news of the day, here's hari sreenivasan. >> woodruff: the violence in syria swept up a new group today. fiting raged near a palestinian refugee camp in southern damascus. activists said palestinian radicals supporting the syrian government were battling other palestinians. elsewhere in the capital, a car packed with explosives detonated in a main square, killing at least 11 people. the blast heavily damaged nearby buildings, and littered the streets with charred debris. and in the central province of hama, a suicide car bomb killed at least 50 syrian soldiers and gunmen. across greece today, services ground to a halt in the face of a new protest against austerity measures. the governing coalition presented its lest package to parliament, $17 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes. in response, transport workers, journalists, doctors, and many shopkeepers stopped work for 48 hours. many showed up for marches in athens to show their opposition. trading was light on wall street today ahead of the presidential election. the dow jones industrial average gained 19 points
with the rebel fighters inside syria. details on the deadly civil war and maybe how to attack it post election day. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >> shepard: the ongoing civil war in syria reaching yet another new low on reports that the assad regime is now confiscating medical supplies that aid workers have been trying to distribute. that's according to the reporting of the red crescent which is the arab world's equivalent of the red cross. activist groups claim more than 36,000 people have died in the nearly 2-year-old conflict. many thousands more wounded. but the red crescent claims the government is stealing up to 95% of all its supplies handing them out to assad supporters. turkey may soon ask the united stat
from stabilizing the global economy and finding revolution to the bloody conflict in syria. certain international initiatives put on hold until november 7. bret? >> bret: amy kellogg in london. thank you. officials in great britain say they will deal directly with the syrian rebel military leaders. today, turkish official says his nation talked to nato allies including the u.s. about using the patriot missiles to protect a safe zone inside syria. with the election over, more movement tonight in the libya scandal. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is here with an update. good evening. >> thank you, bret. good evening. this is the first time the u.s. intelligence community heard the al-qaeda leader weigh in on the benghazi attack to followers. intelligence source who reviewed the 7-minute audio recording says it makes no mention of the anti-islam video blamed by the obama administration as catalyst for the 9/11 attack. while much of the audiotape is devoted to the al-qaeda affiliate in east africa that recently lost control of ports in somalia, analysts say there sak
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